Levelling up to a better system
There’s nothing quite like bringing an outdated system into the 21st Century. We worked with Unison Networks, a New Zealand-based electricity distribution company, who manage networks of electrical and fibre cables in the Central North Island. We worked together to create a system that tracked and informed training requirements for the company’s large workforce.
What was previously a system of PDFs with training requirements that needed to be cross-referenced against personal records, is now a customised Totara learning management system (LMS) that tracks individuals’ training progress and shows what they need to meet compliance.
Automatically assigning training
The old system of assigning required training for new staff was time-consuming and allowed for human error. When a new hire joined the company, the manager manually enrolled them in the required training. Changing their role in the system came with an obligatory headache for the manager, who then had to cross-credit training already completed, or double check where compliance may have lapsed.
Unison’s new LMS has all the training requirements for every role at Unison pre-loaded, and it keeps records of who did what training and when. The system checks and assigns people training in real time. Nobody slips through the cracks, and everyone knows if they are compliant for their role and when they need to recertify.
Quick ways to handle big data
We were able to make user of a lesser-known feature of Totara— the ability to manage and create numerous of courses efficiently.
Did you know that the ‘upload courses’ function of Totara can create hundreds of courses and unit standard records at once?
If haven’t used this feature before and you aren’t sure where to start, get in touch and we can help! With a little bit of support, this is a fast, effective, and very satisfying task to complete.